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Monthly Calendar


August 2019

2 teens using VR
Monday - Saturday, July 2 - August 31, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm (excl. August 5)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop-in to try out our HTC Vive and learn more about this cool technology.
2 kids using VR
Monday - Thursday, July 2 - August 29, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm (excl. August 5)
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop-in to try out our HTC Vive and learn more about this cool technology.
still image from the light show
Thursday - Sunday, May 16 - September 1, 2019, 9:00pm (excl. Friday, July 5)
Old Post Office
Special Events
Watch visual effects transform the Old Post Office every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night! Summer Show Schedule 9:00pm (with sound) 9:... Read More»
Bella Marie
Saturday, August 3,17 and September 7, 2019, 3:30-5:00pm
Old Post Office
Live Performances
Join us in the beautiful Riverview Room at the Old Post Office for guitar music by Bella Marie.
Two chairs on dock
Sunday, May 19 through Sunday, September 1, 2019
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Old Post Office, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed on Sundays starting Sunday, May 19, 2019 through to and including Sunday, September 1, 2019. Idea Exchange... Read More»
Two adirondack chairs by lakeside
Monday, August 5, 2019
Clemens Mill, Design at Riverside, Hespeler, Old Post Office, Preston, Queen's Square
Special Events
All Idea Exchange locations will be closed Monday, August 5, 2019 for the Civic Holiday. Even though our buildings are closed, you can still access... Read More»
Rock climbing
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Events in the Community
Programs + Workshops
In partnership with The Core Climbing Gym, try out bouldering for an hour and build new friendships as you reach for new heights. All equipment... Read More»
rows of oreos
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Can you identify the flavour? Put your taste buds to the test while sampling the many flavours Oreos have to offer!
Employment Worker with Man at Computer
One Wednesday per Month, March-December 2019, 2:00-4:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in for free assistance with an Employment Specialist from YMCA Employment Services. They can help you with: Resume Help Job Search Assistance... Read More»
buttons!
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Bring your friends and get your craft on while making your own individual button pins! All supplies provided.
kid looking at a computer screen, smiling
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Do you enjoy a good dungeon-crawling adventure and have an interest in learning how to code? Join us as we play Code Combat! Learn an introduction to... Read More»
coplayers and volunteers
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Queen's Square
Special Events
Join Idea Exchange to celebrate the 2019 Cambridge Comic Arts Festival – a full day of free activities and displays designed for comic lovers of all... Read More»
Family Movie Monday
Monday, August 19, 2019, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Old Post Office
Movies
Grab your family or friends and join us select Mondays for free movie screenings. Join us for popcorn or bring your own snacks and enjoy these films... Read More»
detective
Wednesday, August 21, 2019,1:00 - 3:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Join us as we bring to life the classic game of Clue. The weapon, the room, and the suspect. Will you be able to solve the mystery?
writing in a notebook on a persons lap
Fridays, July 5 and August 23, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Meet and greet with local young adult author F.M. Boughan, giveaways from Phidon Pens including a notebook and high-quality pen, guided creative... Read More»
teens using VR
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Old Post Office
Programs + Workshops
Slash to the beats to see if you can get the high score! Prizes will be given for the top score in each age group: 12 and under, 13-19.